“Since the nation’s founding, African Americans repeatedly have been controlled through institutions such as slavery and Jim Crow, which appear to die but then are reborn in new form, tailored to the needs and constraints of the time.” — Michelle Alexander
YES, YOU CAN VOTE SATURDAY
Only three days left for early voting at The Curry Building, 214 W. Seventh St. Here are hours for voting there:
- Today: 8am-6pm
- Tomorrow: 8am-6pm
- Monday: 8am-Noon
If you’re a traditionalist (or a procrastinator) who won’t vote until Tuesday and still don’t know where your local polling place is, go here.
OPEN YOUR EYES FOR A BIG SURPRISE!
Trojan horses aren’t just for computers.
The Republicans of Alabama have built a beauty, ready to disgorge its anti-public education cargo on Election Day.
Go Ahead, Open It!
The GOP has devised an amendment, to be voted on by the people Tuesday, that purportedly brings Alabama into the civilized world. Alabamans will decide on the question of whether to send the amendment to the legislature for final approval.
The whole thing at first sounds so enlightened: “This bill proposes an amendment to delete those remaining ‘Jim Crow’ provisions of the Constitution of Alabama which have not been expressly repealed by vote of the people.”
Alabama’s Republicans are running around bleating that the Alabama Segregated Reference Ban Amendment will at last cleanse the state constitution of words like “colored” and language that that relegated blacks and the poor to second class status. The state’s governor and other Republicans are patting themselves on the back for being so broadminded.
Noble of them, huh?
The proposed change to the constitution, AKA Amendment 4, contains this surprise: It frees the state from “recognizing any right to education or training at public expense.”
In other words, if we don’t feel like paying for public schools, we won’t.
That’s the flag of the State of Alabama, above. It’s fitting, I’d say, for a populace that soon may be mainly illiterate.
Michael Bloomberg backs Barack Obama?
The only events listings you need in Bloomington.
Friday, November 2nd, 2012
VOTE ◗ The Curry Building, 214 W. Seventh St.; 8am-6pm
EXHIBIT ◗ IU Center for the Study of Global Change, Seminar Room, 201 N. Indiana Ave. — Japan’s Animal Kingdom: Animals and Civilization in the Japanese Enlightenment; Noon
MUSIC ◗ IU Memorial Union, Dunn Meadow Cafe — Friday Noon Concert Series: Brazil Pandeiro; Noon
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ◗ IU Asian Culture Center Lounge, 807 E. 10th St. — Luncheon Talk Series: “The Secrets of the Gangnam Style“; Noon-1pm
FEST ◗ IU Auditorium — 6th Annual IU World’s Fare, 20+ international student groups showcase their home countries with cultural displays, food, and performance, Open to the public; 5-8pm
CULTURE ◗ IU Mathers Museum of World Cultures — Community Altar Closing Reception, For Dia de los Muertos; 5-8pm
MUSIC ◗ IU Auer Hall — Student Recital: Barkada Saxophone Quartet; 5pm
DEMONSTRATION ◗ WonderLab — The Science of Art: Making Music, Charlie Jesseph demonstrates the physics of sound using percussion instruments; 5-8:30pm
CRAFT ◗ By Hand Gallery — How to Make Art Dolls, Presented by Wendy Bethel; 5-8pm
ART ◗ Pictura Gallery — Opening reception for the exhibit: Adam Thorman & Laura Plageman; 5-8pm
MIXER ◗ The Player’s Pub — Atheist Happy Hour; 5:30pm
ART ◗ The Venue Fine Art & Gifts — Opening reception for the exhibit: Bryan Gordy Watercolors; 6pm
ART ◗ Bloomington Clay Studio — 4th Annual Devotion Group Art Show, Plus films and live music, One night only; 6pm-Midnight
STAGE ◗ WonderLab — Family musical, “Captain Louie,” Presented by the University Players; 6pm
BENEFIT ◗ Bloomington Convention Center — 2012 Sycamore Land Trust Annual Celebration, Including photo exhibit, dinner, silent auction; 6-9pm
FILM ◗ IU Cinema — “Ornette: Made in America“; 6:30pm
FILM ◗ IU Fine Arts Theater — Ryder Film Series: “Two Angry Moms“; 6:45pm
STAGE ◗ Bloomington Playwrights Project — “Maniobras Traviesas“; 7pm
MUSIC ◗ IU Ford-Crawford Hall — Junior Recital: Cornelia Louise Sommer on bassoon; 7pm
FILM ◗ IU Woodburn Hall Theater — Ryder Film Series: “All Together“; 7:15pm
STAGE ◗ IU Halls Theatre — Drama, “Spring Awakening“; 7:30pm
STAGE ◗ Ivy Tech Waldron Center, Auditorium — Comedy, “Hitchcock’s 39 Steps“; 7:30pm
COMEDY ◗ The Comedy Attic — Myq Kaplan; 8pm
MUSIC ◗ IU Auer Hall — Pro Arte Singers & Chamber Orchestra perform Haydn’s “Die Schöpfung (The Creation),” William Jon Gray, conductor; 8pm
MUSIC ◗ Cafe Django — Jazz Fables Quintet, Tribute to John Coltrane; 8-10pm
MUSIC ◗ Chateau Thomas Wine Bar, 118 N. Walnut St. — Dylan Carroll; 8-10pm
MUSIC ◗ Rachael’s Cafe — Chris Wilson & Planet Earth, Jesse Lacy, Joe Donnelly (of Joe Donnelly & the Indulgences); 8-10pm
FILM ◗ IU Fine Arts Theater — Ryder Film Series: “Keep the Lights On“; 8:15pm
MUSIC ◗ The Bluebird — Adventure Club; 9pm
MUSIC ◗ Max’s Place — Lexi Minich; 9pm
FILM ◗ IU Woodburn Hall Theater — Ryder Film Series: “Side by Side“; 9pm
FILM ◗ IU Cinema — “Robert Frost: A Lover’s Quarrel with the World“; 9:30pm
COMEDY ◗ The Comedy Attic — Myq Kaplan; 10:30pm
MUSIC ◗ Bear’s Place — Bonfire, John Daymoths; 11pm
MUSIC ◗ The Bishop — The Darned, The Wild Dicks; Midnight
ART ◗ IU Art Museum — Exhibits:
- “Paragons of Filial Piety,” by Utagawa Kuniyoshi; through December 31st
- “Intimate Models: Photographs of Husbands, Wives, and Lovers,” by Julia Margaret, Cameron, Edward Weston, & Harry Callahan; through December 31st
- “French Printmaking in the Seventeenth Century;” through December 31st
- Celebration of Cuban Art & Film: Pop-art by Joe Tilson; through December 31st
- “Threads of Love: Baby Carriers from China’s Minority Nationalities“; through December 23rd
- “Workers of the World, Unite!” through December 31st
- “Embracing Nature,” by Barry Gealt; through December 23rd
- “Pioneers & Exiles: German Expressionism,” through December 23rd
ART ◗ Ivy Tech Waldron Center — Exhibits through December 1st:
- “Essentially Human,” By William Fillmore
- “Two Sides to Every Story,” By Barry Barnes
- “Horizons in Pencil and Wax,” By Carol Myers
ART ◗ IU SoFA Grunwald Gallery — Exhibits through November 16th:
- Buzz Spector: Off the Shelf
- Small Is Big
ART ◗ IU Kinsey Institute Gallery — Exhibits through December 20th:
- “A Place Aside: Artists and Their Partners“
- “Gender Expressions“
ART ◗ IU Mathers Museum of World Cultures — Exhibits:
- “¡Cuba Si! Posters from the Revolution: 1960s and 1970s”
- “From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web: The Origins of Everything”
- “Thoughts, Things, and Theories… What Is Culture?”
- “Picturing Archaeology”
- “Personal Accents: Accessories from Around the World”
- “Blended Harmonies: Music and Religion in Nepal”
- “The Day in Its Color: A Hoosier Photographer’s Journey through Mid-century America”
- “TOYing with Ideas”
- “Living Heritage: Performing Arts of Southeast Asia”
- “On a Wing and a Prayer”
BOOKS ◗ IU Lilly Library — Exhibits:
- “The War of 1812 in the Collections of the Lilly Library“; through December 15th
- “A World of Puzzles,” selections from the Slocum Puzzle Collection
ARTIFACTS ◗ Monroe County History Center — Exhibits:
- Doctors & Dentists: A Look into the Monroe County Medical Professions
- What Is Your Quilting Story?
- Garden Glamour: Floral Fashion Frenzy
- Bloomington Then & Now
- World War II Uniforms
- Limestone Industry in Monroe County